Medicine Overview of Genta Injection
Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Diarrhoea, Hearing loss, Balance disorder (loss of balance).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Genta Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Genta Injection
It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion), as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle; or as an ear or eye drops. Do not drive immediately after using gentamicin eyedrops because gentamicin in the eye may cause temporary blurring of vision. Gentamicin should be used with caution in premature babies because of their kidney immaturity, and in elderly people. Gentamicin may cause damage to the kidneys and/or nerves. Consult your doctor for monitoring Kidney function and drug levels in the blood during treatment. Consult your doctor, if you experience hearing loss, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures which may be signs of nerve damage. Do not start or continue the gentamicin and consult your doctor:
- If you have inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin.
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.
Genta Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Genta Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Genta Injection is safe to use during lactation.
ies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Genta Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Genta Injection should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Genta Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Genta I
njection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Gentamicin, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Genta Injection
Genta does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Yes, Genta is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Genta is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes Genta can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Yes, Genta is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Yes, Genta is a dialyzable drug
Genta is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)
Q. Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.
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